This table is published annually to allow for a better understanding of Rule E-2 of the WDSF Competition Rules.
|Age Group||Year of the Competition||Year of the Competition|
|Year of Birth||Year of Birth|
|Juvenile I||2003 or later||2004 or later|
|Juvenile II||2001 or 2002||2002 or 2003|
|Junior I||1999 or 2000||2000 or 2001|
|Junior II||1997 or 1998||1998 or 1999|
|Youth||1994 or 1995 or 1996||1995 or 1996 or 1997|
|Under 21||1992 or 1993 or 1994 or 1995 or 1996||1993 or 1994 or 1995 or 1996 or 1997|
|Adult||1993 or before||1994 or before|
|Senior I||1977 or before||1978 or before|
|Senior II||1967 or before||1968 or before|
|Senior III||One of the partner 1957 or before – the other partner 1967 or before||One of the partner 1958 or before – the other partner 1968 or before|
Putting two age groups together, such as Juvenile I and II as well as Junior I and II to one joint age group, is an option under Rule E-2. Junior I couples are allowed to compete in Junior II, Junior II couples are allowed to compete in Youth, Youth couples and Senior couples are allowed to compete in competitions of the Adult age group if they want. It is not allowed that Juvenile II couples compete in Junior I age group on the reason of the syllabus. In all age groups one partner of a couple can be younger, except in the Senior age groups.
The rule should enable couples and coaches to plan the careers on a long-term basis, given that the age group classification of athletes does not depend on their birthday but on their year of birth, as in most other sports too.